Parenting/Family Support Groups

Parenting/Family Support Groups ( Pregnant Women )


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The program offers family life education to families with children age birth to 12 years in the Long Beach and Downey areas. Services include parenting skills development and a parenting support group for moms; a special program is available for parents of teens. There are no geographic restrictions.

Breakthrough Parenting is for parents of children ages two to 12 years old. Sessions are 10 weeks in length; classes are available throughout the year. Topics discussed include understanding the child; how to listen; the family meeting concept; discipline techniques, such as logical consequences techniques; building self esteem in children; and self confidence as a parent. Participants receive a certificate of completion for the courts; additional progress reports may be available by request.

The Parent Project is for parents of strong-willed or out of control adolescent children. Classes focus on truancy and failing grades, alcohol or drug abuse, gang involvement, runaway situations and violent behaviors.

ABC Parenting is for parents of infants. Classes focus on infant care, brain development, communication and role-modeling.

An infant massage class is also available for parents of infants between three and six months old. Participants learn how to bond with baby, increase baby sleep time, promote brain/muscle development and touch relaxation techniques.

Ready, Set, Grow is an 8-week support group for pregnant moms. Participants receive illustrated handbooks and learn easy ways to implement activities in an interactive setting. Moms can attend with our without a partner. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call for information or to apply; pre-registration is required for most parenting classes. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE The fee for parenting classes is $40 per person or $60 per couple. The infant massage class is $40 per family.
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8320 Iowa St.

Downey , CA 90241 (Physical)

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(562) 904-9593

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(562) 904-9590

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